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Mr. John Orlikow,

We the residents of River Heights - Fort Garry ask that 59 acres north of Parker Avenue consisting of forest, wetlands, and grasses be preserved as green space for the following reasons:

1. Natural Green Space. There are numerous old oak trees, and other unique species, including some of the last remaining wild lady slippers in Manitoba, that have been growing there for many generations. The old growth trees are home to numerous birds including a rare Swainsons hawk that returns and nests every year. The grasses, natural wetlands, marshes, and trees provide a refuge to many species of wildlife including deer and fox year round. The area is a very diverse and unique eco-system.

2. Historical Significance. Artifacts such as arrowheads and ancient hunting knives found in the area indicate that the area was used as an aboriginal campground and buffalo skinning site.

3. Present Significance: This space is currently used as an off leash dog park, neighborhood gardens, cycling trails, as well as cross-country ski trails in the winter. The green space contributes significantly to Winnipegs clean air reserve, and to Winnipegs natural beauty.

4. Future Significance. This is a natural prairie landscape, hosting a wide variety of flora and fauna, in the middle of the city which will be available to future generations of Winnipegers.

5. Townhouses do not fit into the neighborhood. If some of the land is to be developed it should only be developed as single family homes.

6. The residents of Fort Garry River Heights should be involved in an open and honest discussion regarding a transaction that will have the greatest effect on those same residents.

We the residents of River Heights - Fort Garry ask that you vote NO to the proposed land swap between the City of Winnipeg and Gem Equities until a reasonable, balanced, inclusive and thorough investigation is done to determine the best usage for the 59 acres north of Parker Avenue.

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  • 30 December 2015473. Sherrie Z
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  • 26 November 2015467. Kristian H
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  • 26 November 2015466. Aynsley N
    Address 350 Borebank street John...........Green space is vital for healthy communities.
  • 24 November 2015465. Christie Harmon
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  • 24 November 2015464. Don Lindap
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  • 22 November 2015463. Melvin B
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  • 20 November 2015462. Aparkinson Dalton
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015461. Colleen W
    Address 79 Desjardins drive. former resident at 1115 Parker Ave
  • 17 November 2015460. Debbie L
    Address 1088 Parker Ave My 7 year wants to know why they want to take the nature out of her back yard ?
  • 08 November 2015459. Rhea C
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015458. Rhonda B
    Address 249 Tweedsmuir Rd Although I do not live in your riding, I strongly believe this land to be of more value to the current resident than to a developer.
  • 04 November 2015457. Ashley E
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 2015456. Valerie M
    Address 796 fleet avenue This land is already in use and has been enjoyed for decades by thousands of people. Please let's preserve it as the perfect little park that it is!
  • 28 October 2015455. Neal R
    Address 58 JUPITER BAY Strongly oppose development
  • 26 October 2015454. Shelley D
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015453. Bonnie F
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015452. Mark K
    Address 1117 somerville ave Building townhouse would destroy the character of this quiet old neighborhood. If they want to build townhouses build them in waverly west not on our only natural green space!!!!!
  • 10 October 2015451. Tania T
    Address 505-925 Jefferson Avenue n/a
  • 08 October 2015450. Cheryl S
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